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Poster: sroceo Date: Sep 22, 2004 3:57am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Cancer & Radiation Therapy

Sometime between 1968-1973 I saw an educational film while I was in elementary school. The animated feature had to do with cancer and a 'new' treatment--radiation.

I'm almost certain that it was produced by Disney because of the style of animation. It captured my attention with bright colors, the narration was also very vivid and dramatic. I was scared to death!

I remember that they depicted 'healthy' cells then they showed the rengade cells as black, invading and killing off the good cells. Then a new treatment to stop the spread of the bad cells was applied. This was radiation thearpy and again, radiation was depicted in animated form killing off the bad cells so that the healthy ones could live.

I'd like to know if anyone knows the name and other specifics for this film.

I received breast cancer treatments in 2002, but this year we discovered a tumor growing outside of my lung. I was treated with radiation therapy and it seems to have worked. I found my current situation ironic in regards to this film I saw in the early 70's.

I'd like to get a print and present to my Radiation Oncologist who also happens to have an undergraduate degree in Art History.

Thanks for any leads.

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Sep 23, 2004 1:38am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Cancer & Radiation Therapy

The film could be Disney's "Our Friend, the Atom". It's available on the new boxed set that Disney released called "Walt Disney Treasures - Tomorrowland: Disney in Space and Beyond (2003)". I highly recommend this set and "Walt Disney Treasures - On the Front Lines (1943)". They give an excellent overview of Disney as a visionary, industrial film company.


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Poster: sroceo Date: Sep 27, 2004 7:40pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Cancer & Radiation Therapy

I will definitely check this out.
Thanks for the lead!